sub-Saharan Africa


The Economic Impact of Frugality: Evidence from Tobacco Farmers in Malawi

Tobacco farmers in Malawi were offered a direct-deposit savings account, which yielded significant positive impacts on their financial behavior and increases in their agricultural outputs. These results suggest a potential driver for economic growth and poverty reduction in the region.


Into Sub-Saharan Africa: Spillover Effects of China’s Economic Boom Through Trade

China’s domestic investment activities prove as strong stimulus to direct trade expansion for its partners in Africa.


School Enrollment and a Mother’s Ability to Work: A Study of Developing Nations

A study of developing nations explores the relationship between water infrastructure, female employment, and school attendance for children.


From D.C. With Love: The American Mission in Abuja

The Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria discusses the intricacies of international diplomacy

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Hedge Funds

Food remittances and foreign aid ease the impact of food price shocks.

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The Water Is Good

Ethiopians' reviews of water infrastructure improvements are generally rave.